Sorting through the proliferation of nuclear confusion
Today, India is set to clear one of the last three hurdles to its historic nuclear deal with the United States. The International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to approve a mechanism to safeguard and inspect Indian nuclear facilities. That means that the U.S. could lift a thirty-four year old ban on selling nuclear fuel and technology to India, even though Delhi has tested nuclear weapons and refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
Tomorrow is the two-week deadline for Iran -- which has signed the non-proliferation treaty -- to come clean about its nuclear program, or face sanctions.
So, this is what it looks like today: If you have nukes in India, we'll reward you, but if you're Iran, we punish you. And if you're North Korea, we're not sure what to do with you. Sharon Weinberger, author of Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry helps us sort through this nuclear confusion.
Guest: Sharon Weinberger, author of Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry. She also blogs at Wired's Danger Room blog.